United Kingdom
Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

Course summary:

A Drama Centre course at Central Saint Martins. MA Acting is an intensive 45-week intensive course, committed to facilitating your physical, intellectual and expressive transformation into a highly skilled professional actor with deep integrity and access to powerful creative impulses.

This course is part of the: Drama and Performance Programme

Great reasons to apply:

  • In past years, students have spent 8 weeks at the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, known as the Vakhtangov Institute, in Moscow - one of the foremost conservatoire drama schools in Russia
  • You'll benefit from our distinctive approach, exploring the Stanislavsky system, German Expressionism and the legacy of Rudolph Laban, and improvisation
  • You'll engage in active research into the social background of the dramatic text and political awareness will be at the forefront of your work, with emphasis on applying these techniques to the recorded media as well as the stage
  • You'll participate in physically and emotionally demanding and intensive programme of classes covering voice, movement, ballet, speech, period dance, neutral mask, acting technique and rehearsal
  • MA Acting is one of the courses in the Programme that originates from the unique approach and techniques that were developed by Drama Centre London
  • An impressive list of famous performers and a number of world-famous directors have emerged from courses at the Drama Centre London including Paul Bettany, Pierce Brosnan, Simon Callow, Colin Firth, Tara Fitzgerald, Anastasia Hille, Geraldine James and many more.

Who should take this course

Anyone Interested.

Course content

Course details:

This MA Acting instils a thorough applied knowledge of the actor's craft, develops the ability to embody and express classical and contemporary plays and playwriting, explores current trends in theatre, screen, and other modes of performance, and develops a sense of purpose, allowing the actor to be both material and maker.

During this course, you will focus on a range of acting techniques, skills classes, and research. Rehearsal, performance projects and ensemble work; all helping you develop your creative abilities as an actor. This postgraduate course encourages you to develop skills required by the realist style: multi-layered characterisation, recognising the subtle rapport between text and subtext, being ‘private in public'; as well as exploring expression on a large scale and engagement with the audience, necessary for both intimate and epic performance.

The course has an historical relationship with the world-famous Boris Shchukin Institute (with a direct pedagogical lineage to Stanislavski), and currently the actors spend a term learning the Vakhtangov approach at the Institute in Moscow

During the London-based part of the course, you will work intensively to develop your craft with an experienced core team of teachers and directors. There will also be opportunities to work with visiting companies and practitioners, and to collaborate creatively with students from other disciplines. The course culminates in Public shows followed by a Professional Industry Showcase.

Fees & Funding:

Home/EU fee

About Course Provider

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.

Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.

Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.

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